I want to get a file from my Android smartphone without knowing where it was saved. I know the filename. On Windows I would use Everything and would have the file immediately since the hard drive is indexed.

Can I add my smartphone to Everything once it is connected with USB in order to have it indexed? Or is there another indexing service I do not know of?

A little research showed that there is Search Everything for Android, seems to be the way to go for me, or is there another maybe better app? A quick research on AlternativeTo.net shows me AndroSearch and File Finder. Which of the 3 is the best?

  • Not using any of those myself, so I cannot say which to recommend – but while waiting for answers, be welcome to check my list of search apps. It's also hard to say what is "better" without knowing precisely what features you're after ;) – Izzy Jan 10 '18 at 7:44
  • I used Search Everything now and found the path of the wanted documents, so the issue is solved. For your information, it displays ads in the app. – Michael S. Jan 10 '18 at 15:56
  • Cool, thanks for your feedback! May I suggest you answer your own question then and accept your answer? And yes, my list says it contains AdMob (click the name, or see the monitor icon next to its entry):) – Izzy Jan 10 '18 at 18:00

Search Everything was the solution for me. It finds the file by filename and gives you the path so next time you know where to search. Downside is the ad that is displayed but for one time I can live with that.

  • Thanks for self-answering! Could you also include some words on "why" – i.e. how it fits your requirements? Oneliners with just a link are mostly frowned upon, on all SE sites. Also include the draw-back(s) you found. Thanks in advance! – Izzy Jan 11 '18 at 7:56

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